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Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Tea house during the trek
Duration 12 Days
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Group size 2-12
MAX. ALTITUDE 5,555m at Kalapatthar
MEALS INCLUDED All meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTTK01
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Imagine you're surrounded by world highest peaks around you and everything seems so pure and heavenly, that's what Everest base camp is, For decades, many adventurers have been drawn towards the natural beauty of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,848m). This adventurous trek is best suited for those whose dream soars higher than the clouds. It is one of the best-travelled destinations of the mountains due to its natural beauty along with calm, charming, and attractive features. Come and join this exhilarating once in a lifetime trekking experience. Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest base camp, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life.

Highlights

  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The exquisiteness of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colourful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colourful pheasants, snow leopard and Himalayan Thar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900 m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
Benefits
  • Pick up  & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private Vehicle  
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag  for porters

Overview

Hiking up to Everest base camp has been classical trek since the ages after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay kissed the peak of mighty Mt Everest. Since the 90s, Trekkers have admired to hike up to EBC surrounded by the tallest mountain in the world and other peaks over 8000m, spectacular lakes and glaciers is definitely a lifetime experience that one should not miss even in this generation and will forever be. This popular trek will pass through the famous Sherpa town where trekkers acclimatize, ancient Tengboche Monastery, Sagarmatha National Park, famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and many more admirable landscape views which will make you live in a dream for some moments. Along with snow-capped mountain views, the biodiversity is very beautiful up there. The flora and fauna, Rhododendron forests and the wildlife like musk deer are awe gazing.

The classic Everest Base Camp journey commences with 40 minutes’ flight to Lukla. Our 1st move trekking towards Phakding then continuing it to Namche Bazaar; a famous Sherpa town or also known as the gateway to Everest. In this small town(Namche Bazar), we will experience the breathtaking scenery and the lifestyle of the local's sherpas up there. From Namche Bazaar, the trail leads us trekking up to Tengboche, where we’ll come across an ancient Buddhist monastery (Dawa Choling Gompa) to see how Buddhist people up there pray and we’ll also pray for our successful journey towards EBC. Then we’ll further continue our trek to Dingboche (Island Peak River directly flows from the east of Dingboche). slowly we’ll be closer towards your destination, and the challenges will also increase with increasing elevation. We will be acclimatizing in Dingboche (Best place to acclimatize) as the elevation gets higher. The journey further continues to Lobuche (4,940 m /16,210 ft) where we will see the spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas. Following the trails, we will finally reach our long-awaited destination, the Everest base camp(5,364m) to leave our footprints around the mightiest humongous peaks. We will also be viewing the world’s deepest glacier (With elevations of 4,900 m (16,100 ft) at its terminus to 7,600 m (24,900 ft) at its source); Khumbu glacier and will trek back to Gorak Shep (5,185m). The next day we will hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m) early morning, where we will witness the sunrise on the Mt. Everest and also view the Khumbu glacier.

We trek back to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche and we descend down to Namche Bazaar following to Lukla. Then we take the domestic flight back to Kathmandu.

In gist, The Everest Base Camp trek is challenging but then scenic beauty makes it worth a lifetime experience destination. If 12 days trek is seemed difficult then our valuable clients may wish to choose a more comfortable trek according to days, like we have '14 days Everest base camp trek'. This exciting Everest base camp trek will always be a memorable one as you will have achieved on being the closest to the highest mountain of the world!

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
15 days Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking,
17 days Everest High Pass Trekking,
7 Days Everest Panorma Trekking

Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a Clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra cause the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back to home.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) - Walking Distance (6.2km/3.85 miles) - 3 hours.

Our journey towards Everest base camp after landing at Lukla heading to Phakding is going to very exciting as it'll be our 1st day of the trek. After our exciting and scenic 40 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will begin our trek through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll also be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time on our hands, we may visit the local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) around and prepare ourselves for the long trek the next day. Doing all these things our 1st day of the EBC trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)- Walking Distance (7.4km/4.6 miles) - 6 hours.

We'll continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with the majestic view around. We will be crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Again, following the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post where we will have our permits registered.
we'll again climb through dense forests which is a bit challenging for trekkers. We will also see the first sight of Mt. Everest there. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; the gateway to Everest crossing the woods and stones over the slopes. In this way, our 2nd day of EBC will be Successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Today will be acclimatization day for us. Trekkers are recommended to explore Namche Bazaar, this town is comprising of numerous cafes and restaurants with Wi-Fi, souvenir and gear shops etc (urban area of the mountainous region ). Additionally, we also have an optional hike to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor centre and a remarkable hike to Khumjung, to add some spices during the acclimatization we'll have to visit Hillary school and old monasteries on our way to Khumjung and hike up towards khunde. There is also a Sherpa settlement which is an hour away from Namche Bazaar to have a look at Shera's Culture, Lifestyle and traditions which carries decades of history. To have a buttery scope of the milk, We'll also see syangboche airport and hike up to Everest View Hotel to have a spectacular breathtaking view of Mt. Everest over there. At the end of the day, we head back to Namche Bazaar by visiting yak farms over there. After a relaxing acclimatization, we’ll brace ourselves for the trek next day.

day 4
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft)-Walking Distance (9.2km/5.72 miles) - 5 hours.

Tengboche is Definitely a handcrafted natural beauty, we'll enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam on the way to Tengboche. The trail is full of up and down to make trek challenging but we’ll be getting a great view of the Himalaya. We'll be spotting wildlife on the way such as musk deer, pheasant, Himalayan Thar and further trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi river passing through dense alpine forests, then we will reach a small village called Phunki Thenga(the place where we can see the Panoramic view of the village). Continuing ahead, we'll reach Tengboche after a steep climb through a pine forest. We can see the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region; "Tengboche Monastery- a beautiful monastery on the top of the hill". With spare time, we can visit the monastery and observe their prayers in the afternoon there. Doing all these things our 4th day of the Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 5
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft)-Walking Distance (12 km/7.45miles) - 5 hours.

Today we'll be heading towards the upper trail on the way to "Pangboche village" passing many Chortens, mani walls and small villages on our way. We can see the magical view of the peak Ama Dablam over there. further trek becomes easier as we enter the Imja Valley following the Lobuche river. We will be descending into the river and trek to the steepest climb towards Dingboche. As we reach Dingboche, we will be seeing the beautiful arrangement of fields surrounded by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat and potatoes by the local natives. The trek today becomes a little challenging as we'll be in the higher elevation. Doing all these things our 5th day of the Everest trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 6
Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche Another scheduled

Another scheduled acclimatization day at Dingboche, we'll be at a high elevation and we should not pressurize our body but instead give it time to adjust to the thin air to avoid the pressure at more higher elevations. We will not be staying idle tho, we will have our acclimatization walking up the ridge above Dingboche and will slowly enjoy the breathtaking panoramic close-up view of the snow-capped peak Lhotse, the back side of Ama Dablam and Island peak to make the day worth as it is.
Cho Oyu and Makalu being one of the six of the world’s highest mountains are also worth admiring on our acclimatization. To the north, we can observe more Himalaya peaks rising over the Khumbu Khola valley and the beautiful Dingboche village something like earth untouched as God had created it. In this way, our 6th day of EBC trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 7
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft)-Walking Distance (6.6km/4.10 miles) - 5 hours.

The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one today as we will be able to see the stupendous mountain views nearly the whole trek. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. Then we'll be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases while reaching "Thukla"- Partial view of Lobuche from the trail leads to wonder of dreams. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awed gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. Upon arrival, we can see Lobuche is below our shoot. In this way, our 7th day of Everest base camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 8
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m/17,598ft)to gorak shep (5,185m/17,010 ft)-Walking Distance (15 km/9.32 miles) -6-8 hours

With much excitement built in us, we will begin our very early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will arrive at Gorak Shep(lodges settlement ends here), where we can see snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we'll see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world where you'll leave your footprints over the highest peaks of the world which will definitely be a lifetime memorial experience. With a rush of pride in our body, we will appreciate our efforts and dedication to reach here. Spending some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we'll head back to Gorak Shep for the evening. In this way, our 8th day of EBC trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 9
Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft)-walking distance (1.2km, 0.7 miles) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) -Walking Distance (9.6km/6 miles) - 5 hours

Today is definitely the climax of the trip. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn very early morning to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint, we'll trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a bit. Then we trek to Pheriche, the small beautiful village. Reflecting an unforgettable view of the Mt. Everest, the trek will definitely be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche has forests and meadows along the way.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 10
Pheriche(4,250m/13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) -walking distance (14.3km/8.8 miles) 6-7 hrs.

Yet another full day trek awaits for us, after such high elevations finally we trek down to lower elevation. Our journey takes us back to Namche Bazaar crossing Tengboche and the Dudh Koshi river. We will be spending the night in this Sherpa town again, see the lifestyle there and give our body rest from previous high altitude treks.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 11
Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,850m/9,350 ft- walking distance (13.5km/8.3 miles)- 6-7 hrs.

Our final day of trekking in this journey will be back to Lukla. We will make a return dow the Dudh Kosi valley. From this direction, the views will be entirely different. Soon enough we will reach the big town of Lukla. We will stay overnight here as we have a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu

If everything goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes’ flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one as we will be carrying an unforgettable and a successful journey to the EBC. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to the you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places etc. with our well informed and experienced guide.

What is Included?

  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 11 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (12 Lunches, 11 Dinners and 12 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglass with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries
  • Medium size drying towel

  • Tooth brush

  • Tooth paste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

The beginning of the journey towards 12 days Everest Base Camp

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival which is not included in package cause there are a variety of hotels, lodge and homestays (Budget and luxury both) from which you can choose any of them online very easily and even we can do it for you but it's up to you. As you'll be in a new place it's generally hard to navigate place around so if you want us to recommend or manage hotels for you on arrival, we'll be pleased to do that for our all valuable clients, Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

When you're new to any place, it's really hard to find places and many tourists have complained about the expensive taxi fare so, Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest Base Camp Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The Trek is a 12 days long trek with 11 nights at a mountain Best Possible lodge accommodation and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. The higher you get the lodging facility gets little bit declined as in mountain regions it's hard to provide all facilities like Kathmandu city, most of the lodges have squat toilet system up there and Generally twin Sharing room with mattresses, blanket and pillows will be available (Single room can be provided on request and it will cost some additional charge). Tho DWT will provide attached bathroom in every possible lodge, in some places, there can be a shared bathroom at higher elevation areas. Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek which is not included in the package as There is the excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets available which you can easily book online or we can manage for you if you want us to do. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunch and 11 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -

Twelve breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Twelve lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Eleven dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (,Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek.

The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time To Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here , it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result to extreme cold temperature. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.
Temperature: Temperatures  ranges from 15°C to -15°C

March to April

This is the one of  best time of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favourable during this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition in this time.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
Temperature- Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.  

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those month too trekking towards everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible, if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable its not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.
Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.
Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalaya region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very colder . November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as its the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. In this trek, we will be acclimatizing in two places; Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. This trek is relatively at hard compared to the Everest Base Camp 14 days’ trek. At Namche Bazaar, trekkers can explore the famous Sherpa town and adjust to the thin air. We will also be having a second-day acclimatization at Dingboche where we will climb the ridge behind the village to take a look at the stunning views of the peaks. Our trekking leader and guide are well trained and experienced at high altitude and they have extensive first aid training as well. Your health and safety are important to us and we guarantee that it will be our very first priority. In case you have been rigorously affected, the only cure would be to descend immediately. Also, it is important to know that your group leader has the definitive response to decide whether you can continue the trek based on your overall health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending the on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.

Trekking group/single

The group is generally about 2 to 12 packs on the trek. A group of 8 will be accompanied by a leader, assistant guide, and porters. We are also happy to organize a single private trek with your own family time frame.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

On the Everest Base Camp Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access of connecting.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu is up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at 10 days-Everest base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The 10 days Everest base camp trek. All the members of trekking the must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude (up to 6000m) for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

Everest Base Camp Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the 12 days Everest Base CampTrek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

Discovery World Trekking has offered special provision of last minute booking with regard to The Everest Base Camp trek. Under this condition, the last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you company’s t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.

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Trip Reviews

“Excellent Everest Base Camp Trek! What a Journey (11 Days)”
Faaris Ezanee
5 - Excellent
09/28/2015

“Excellent Everest Base Camp Trek! What a Journey (11 Days)” After graduating, I wanted to do something that will be my ultimate travel and experience before start working, to go to the Everest Base Camp. so in short notice, I've been inquiring with several trekking companies but surprisingly Discovery World Trekking seemed the only company that responded well, fast and very excited of making my dream come true. After emailing and discussing plan and itinerary for the journey, everything went smooth and I was set to go! Unfortunately when I arrived at KTM airport, I didn't received my checked-in luggage after hours of waiting. I went out to be greeted with Paul, the owner and founder of Discovery World Trekking alongside side with Dil. They helped me to sort things out with my missing luggage and provided me with an assistance until I received my luggage the next day. The hotel I was staying was Tibet Guest House it was amazing and very comfortable! throughout the journey, Dil who was my guide has become a very good company and friend. He took care of me very well, attentive in every detail and I couldn't be more than happier to trek with him. He knows the route well, telling me about the stories and cultures, the people, food and so many things! He is the person, a friend and a guide that you would want to travel with! All through the journey the experience was great! the teahouses that we stayed was very comfortable, clean and nice! Especially after hours of trekking I bet you will be looking forward to that! Food was excellent and I could pick anything from the menu, that was a privilege on how one should enjoy the journey. 13 days of trekking Paul kept in touch with me and Dil, asking how everything went, motivating me and I felt looked after all throughout the trek and afterwards! If you're looking for a reputable, friendly, fun, enthusiastic and professional trekking company in Nepal, I would highly recommend Discovery World Trekking, they win in so many aspect, they did volunteering with the Discovery Channel in fact you would want to and will be helping a local operator especially because Nepal is recovering post earthquake. Im looking forward to trek with Discovery World trekking in the future especially with Paul and Dil! I wish DWT team all the best and thank you so much, they are the best!

“EBC trek - as awesome as it can get”
Monica,
5 - Excellent
10/26/2016

Like all my holiday plans…. the panics and anxiety set in after we have made the decision to go on this adventure. Not going to say that this was an easy trek for me personally. But luckily, we had the DWT team on our side making things a lot easier from the start to finish. A friend had highly recommended to contact Paul from Nepal to organise our trip and must I say that it was one of the easiest and personalised experience I've ever had. From the get-go we had all the information that we need to plan the trip (eg. Maps and itinerary) and Paul was very responsive with all our inquiries (including how much money should we bring and how much training should we do). The trek was very enjoyable and we even learned some Nepalese along the way. I have a lot to thank our guide and assistant guide (aka photographers, waiters, Nepalese teachers and everything else!) Dil and Kubir, whom were very friendly and knowledgeable and our speedy and smiley porter, Diraj, we couldn’t have made it up there without these guys. Dil was very patience, observant and had been checking up on us all the way up making sure of any sign of illness is caught early. He would constantly update Paul back in Kathmandu to ensure that help is ready should we ever need one. As we got higher, the altitude sickness did get the better of me and I was struggling to complete the trek. If it wasn’t for Dil encouraging me along the way and kept me companied as I walk at snail pace towards the end, I probably wouldn’t have made it back from EBC to our lodge on our day 8. It got so bad that I was sure I would need a helicopter to pick me up from EBC. Like Murphy’s law… I was air lifted out from Gorak Shep the next day and managed to lose my wallet while running to the helicopter. Paul took good care of us from airport pickup, help with money exchange at a good rate, coordinating with the insurance and helicopter rescue, making sure my hospital stay was as comfortable as possible, helping with reporting my lost wallet to the police and even took out to dinner on our last day. The experience on the trip was definitely one of the best and easily most memorable. I would highly recommend Discovery World for the trekking trip in Nepal. Remember to ask for Paul from Nepal. :) Pros:- - Hassle free booking - Informative and friendly guides - Local knowledge (eg food place and shopping areas) - Personalised service Tips for future trek:- - Would be useful to have a packing list (would recommend to take a few types of medicine eg. antibiotics, cold meds, antihistamine, throat lozenges, etc); - Information on accommodation facilities (ie hot shower or potential laundry stop, limited running water, etc.) - Make sure your insurance covers search and rescue (eg helicopter rescue) and medical expenses. I used Travel insurance direct, TID (AUS).

12 day Everest Basecamp Trek of a Lifetime (March 2018)
Brendan H
5 - Excellent
01/23/2017

I have just completed the 12 day Everest Basecamp Trek with Discovery World Treking – it was truly the trek of a lifetime! Paul from DWT made the trip easy. He organised everything down to the minute which left us with peace of mind and we could just enjoy the trek. No need to worry about meals, permits, accommodation, transfers, airfares, luggage and other things when Paul is looking after you! Our guide Dol was also awesome. No question was too big or small. He went above and beyond to make sure this was a trek that we will never forget. His knowledge on the local cultures and nature really added another layer to the trek and gave us insights that only the locals possess. My wife and I were the only people on the trek which was great as we could walk our own pace. The scenery is breathtaking and the trekking was not too hard. It was an awesome feeling reaching Everest Basecamp after 9 days of climbing. You feel like you are on top of the world. Our guide Dol even provided is with a cool Everest medal to remember our achievement. On the final day all flights from Lukla to Kathamandu were cancelled due to bad weather. Our international flight was the next day. Paul worked around the clock to make sure that we were on the first flight out of Lukla the next day and even negotiated a helicopter backup plan through his local connections. Paul really do care about their clients! All of the reviews are true :) It was also good to give my business to a local Nepali vendor who knows the ins and outs of the local industry. Overall, the 12 day Everest trek was the best we have ever done. I highly recommend Discovery World Trekking!

Everest base camp trekking
Rozan
5 - Excellent
03/19/2018

My friend and I wanted to do the trekking to Everest Base Camp. Online we found Discovery World Trekking and the reviews looked good. It is al true!!! The organisation is really helpfull and take care of everything. Also the communication before, while and after the trekking is really clear. Our guide, Soroz, is the best guide I ever had. He is professional, kind, caring, helpful, funny and also a gentlemen. The trekking is hard but the guide and porter helped us true! Every day the guide organised breakfast, lunch and diner. It was nice not to think about stuff as ‘where can we sleep, eat and drink’. Also it is great to have a guide who can teach you de name’s of the mountains, Nepalees words and about the Nepalees and Sherpa culture. On top of everything we got a beautiful medal when we arrived at Everest Base Camp. It was a long and hard day but I was so proud when I got the medal! It really felt I was on top of the world!! I would definitely recommend Discovery Worl Trekking. It is an amazing organisation how can help you trough the trekking!

Highly recommended
Maria
5 - Excellent
03/19/2018

Just returning from a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery world trekking. It was not just the trek that was regulated perfectly. Beforehand, my questions and e-mails were answered professionally, friendly and very quick. Scared at the beginning, we gained a lot of confidence by talking to Paul, through e-mail and personal meeting before the trek, thank you Paul! The service from this company, starting from the first e-mail contact ending with a goodbye-dinner makes us feel so welcome. Besides that, the extra’s like the medal we got on top of the basecamp (see picture) and the certificate after we finished the trek shows that the company too, feels proud to share this moment with you. A special thanks to our guide SAROZ, now our brother. He was professional, caring and above that, we had a lot of fun together. it was good to get to base camp with him on our side. He was so proud of us and enjoying the moment with us, he made our trek even more special! In the future I will hopefully trek with him again.

12 day Everest Basecamp Trek of a Lifetime (March 2018)
Brendan
5 - Excellent
04/03/2018

I have just completed the 12 day Everest Basecamp Trek with Discovery World Treking – it was truly the trek of a lifetime! Paul from DWT made the trip easy. He organised everything down to the minute which left us with peace of mind and we could just enjoy the trek. No need to worry about meals, permits, accommodation, transfers, airfares, luggage and other things when Paul is looking after you! Our guide Dol was also awesome. No question was too big or small. He went above and beyond to make sure this was a trek that we will never forget. His knowledge on the local cultures and nature really added another layer to the trek and gave us insights that only the locals possess. My wife and I were the only people on the trek which was great as we could walk our own pace. The scenery is breathtaking and the trekking was not too hard. It was an awesome feeling reaching Everest Basecamp after 9 days of climbing. You feel like you are on top of the world. Our guide Dol even provided is with a cool Everest medal to remember our achievement. On the final day all flights from Lukla to Kathamandu were cancelled due to bad weather. Our international flight was the next day. Paul worked around the clock to make sure that we were on the first flight out of Lukla the next day and even negotiated a helicopter backup plan through his local connections. Paul really do care about their clients! All of the reviews are true :) It was also good to give my business to a local Nepali vendor who knows the ins and outs of the local industry. Overall, the 12 day Everest trek was the best we have ever done. I highly recommend Discovery World Trekking!

12 day EBC trek
Joun
5 - Excellent
04/09/2018

While it’s quite a popular time to do the EBC trek, no one else signed up for the dates which I signed up for so I ended up at the trek solo with my guide Siddhanta and a porter (you need to request this if you are travelling solo as normally a porter is shared between two trekkers). I was a bit anxious in the beginning but there are a lot of trekkers en route which you will meet at tea lodges and while trekking easily, plus it turned out to be a good opportunity to spend more time with my guide and get to know Nepalese culture and traditions. My guide was also able to point out the names of all the peaks and mountains which i personally found very interesting. Finally, I got my own room (most of the times with two beds) as a result, and was able to flexibly alter the itinerary and follow my own pace with no pressure throughout the trek. Siddhanta went above and beyond his duties as when i got back to KTM relatively late in the day, there was no sightseeing guide available so he also personally showed me Thamel, Kathmandu Durbar Square and the monkey temple. I cannot thank him enough. Paul, the company’s owner, was very responsive and helpful answering any questions I had prior to my trip. He was also there to pick me up from the airport and provide a full briefing the evening before the trek. He booked me on the first flight out of Lukla, which is also very helpful as normally the first flight out (both ways) has the best chance of departing. Note that ‘first flight’ comprises of 7 actual flights, 3 from Summit Air, 2 from Tara Air and 2 from Sita Air. From KTM, this is the 6am flight and from Lukla this is the 6.45am flight. Unfortunately we were only able to book on the second flight back so book your trip early and mention to be on the first flight if possible. I have to give a big thumbs up to Siddhanta who helped me carry my bag and poles up to Kala Patthar when the altitude really got to me. Without him, I would have never made it to the top of KP. There are a lot of reviews saying that this trek can easily be done without a tour company to which I must disagree. First, if you are not ultra fit, carrying everything by yourself at such altitudes is extremely difficult. Second, with the help of my guide, I was able to pace accordingly every day as he explains the different parts of the routes clearly every evening. He also measures my oxygen level and heart rate every evening, and with 9 years of experience as a guide, was well equipped to let me know if he thinks altitude sickness is really kicking in, and arrange for the necessary repatriation or medication. On the topic of repatriation, in general there is a lot of encouragement from tour companies (for reasons I will not elaborate here) to take heli rescue as trekkers are either lazy to walk back the same way they came from or they are worried about weather affecting flights out of Lukla. I will let you decide whether that is an appropriate course of action. Finally I would recommend doing the EBC trek over 12 days instead of 10 unless you know for certain you are not affected by altitude at all. A few other tips is to always request for a blanket if not two when you get to a lodge. The sleeping bags provided by DWT were North Face and probably one of the warmest you can get but it does get very cold up on the mountains so request blankets and bring your own sleeping bag liner. Sleeping mats are not necessary. If you are travelling solo or in a small group? It is generally not possible to book rooms in advance so try to get to each lodge early, particularly for Lobuche and Gorek Shep where accommodation is more scarce. There is no need for purification tablets if you are willing to purchase bottled waters all the way. They are readily available at all lodges although can be quite expensive at the higher altitude camps. (Max 400 NPR per litre and on average 200 NPR) there are ensuite rooms available as well so worth requesting and paying a little more if you wish.

Discover Everest Base Camp with Discovery – you won’t be disappointed.
Krystina
5 - Excellent
04/09/2018

just got back from a trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery and highly recommend booking a trek with them! Aside from enchanting scenery, the trek to EBC gave us the chance to experience Sherpa culture, visiting monasteries, museums and witnessing mountain life for ourselves. I loved walking just for the pleasure of it, through villages, rhododendron forests, past colourful prayer wheels, across suspension bridges, behind yak trains and, my favourite, through valleys where the mountains circled us like the spine of a massive sleeping dragon. At night, I loved sitting around the fire and listening to the guides and teahouse owners in animated conversations I didn’t understand but which were always lively and filled with laughter. Our guide, Dol was wonderful. He was quiet and unassuming but also filled with knowledge about the region. I loved seeing his photos from other treks as well as learning about his life in Nepal and the village he where he grew up. It was also lovely having someone to take care of us. He chose excellent accommodation, made sure we were always looked after with tea and refreshments and set a good walking pace for the trek. We would not have had the same experiences if we’d set off alone and we definitely wouldn’t have learnt as much as we did about the Solukhumbu region, the Sherpa culture or the mountains themselves. Our porter was incredible too, always arriving before us so our bags were ready in our room and basically just a true champion like all the other amazing porters we witnessed on our journey. The trek to EBC is pretty unforgettable. Not only are you surrounded by breathtaking scenery every second of the day but you get to experience for yourself the amazingly warm hospitality of the Nepalese people, witness their unique way of life and carry with you the sense of personal achievement that comes with visiting the highest point on earth. If you do decide to take on the challenge Discovery is definitely the company to do it with.

Adventure adventure !
Rain
5 - Excellent
04/14/2018

What an amazing experience, i first need to thank my guide subraj and my porter dorobe, before everything it was a human experience with great people It was not easy every day, bad shape, bad weather but subraj was always there to help me and he was very careful. Lot of fun in lodges and on the way ! No need to talk about landscapes i let you discover the beauty of a sunrise with 360 view on highest summits. Thanks to Paul also who was helpful and available for any concern before and after the trek. He also maintains the trek even if it was only me going, private tour in a way! I ll go back in France with beautiful memories and also a nice EBC medal and a customized certificate ! Thanks DWT! I highly recommend it, best price with best service and safe trekking

Outstanding EBC trek!
Pam
5 - Excellent
04/22/2018

With so many travel companies to choose from, there was not a single regret booking with DWT! After emailing several companies about an April EBC trek, Paul replied to all emails almost instantly. He was very helpful and quickly answered any questions we had. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our guide Dol met us at the airport to take us to our hotel. The next day we met with Paul to go over our trip. It is clear that Paul truly cares about the clients and their experiences. Dol was an amazing guide - he was knowledgeable, yet easy going with a good sense of humour. The small group sizes of DWT trips makes the trek feel more personable and is more flexible should a problem arise. There were only three of us in the group. We had two porters, Suraj and Lakhman, who always had our bags in our rooms hours before we arrived. EBC was a challenging trek, but DWT helped make it possible with the care and compassion they have towards their clients! Thank you Discovery Workd Trekking!

FAQ’s

I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike few uphills, Discovery World Trekking will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Everest Base Camp into reality.

What is the best Season for trekking Everest Base Camp?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons to trek Everest Base Camp. Discovery World Trekking can make arrangements if you wish to avoid the crowds in these season, DWT can make it happen in any season you want with all the safeties and fun.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp?

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms shows up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek to Everest Base Camp?

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

How safe is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking have rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How long will it take to reach Everest Base Camp?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Discovery World Trekking offers.

What are the mode of transportation

You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Discovery World Trekking offers exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Discovery World Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 feet 2,850m above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to major turbulence, which, though not dangerous, tends to be tough for passengers to endure. However, it is actually the country’s busiest airport serving as the key port of entry and exit for trekkers hoping to ascend Everest. Discovery World Trekking will try to make your flight pleasant in any circumstances.

What if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed?

The flights are usually regular between October and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Discovery World Trekking charters a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

What is the elevation of Everest Base Camp?

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 17,600 feet (or 5,364m). You will start the trek after flying into Lukla which is 9,383 feet (or 2,845m). Most trekkers have the hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise or sunset view 18,514 feet (5,550m).

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Everest Base Camp?

You need Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all those necessary paperworks and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Everest Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members, which should be provided to us before you start your trekking. Discovery World Trekking will help you to get a travel insurance for potential altitude sickness and unforeseen events due to sudden climate change.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Yes, Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

There is not an age limit but Discovery World Trekking does not recommend children to climb high altitude as this may have severe effects on a child's health. However, you need to be in good physique with a positive attitude. Discovery World Trekking does not recommend this trek to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Discovery World Trekking pays upto 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp?

Weather on the trail to Everest Base Camp is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month  Temperature  Weather and Nature 
January Max 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings  Blue skies, freezing weather 
February  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings  Mild and humid, good visibility 
March  Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings  Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snow falls 
April  Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night  Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron and wildflowers 
May Max 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C in a night  Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
June Max 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C in a night  Rainy season 
July  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Hot and humid 
Auguest  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  End of monsoon, no clouds 
October  Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C in a night  Stable weather condition 
November  Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C in a night  Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, sleeping bag is most. 
December  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C in a night  Foggy and cloudy weather 

Does Everest Base Camp trekking require Immunization Certificate?

No, you don’t and that is not mandatory. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

What are the arrangements for night stay during the trek?

For the Everest Base Camp trekking, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. Generally, the toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to Everest Base Camp?

The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles and thukpa are amazing himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meal in special areas for its clients.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

Garlic soup is must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 4 liter of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s individual tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for Everest Base Camp trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommend you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest Base Camp?

Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtre water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provide water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to Everest Base Camp?

The level is more difficult than other trekking programmes. However, Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous and joyful as possible.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal and sell it afterwards?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge.

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